Press Room

An aerial perspective of the South Farallon Islands

This page is your one-stop shop for press releases, images, captions and other media-related material. Not all images are public domain. Please see image captions and credits for more information. For additional public domain images please visit the Sanctuary SIMoN website. Contact: Jennifer Stock: Media Liaison for GFNMS and CBNMS; 415-686-1864;

June 15, 2020

Ships, vessels advised to slow down due to sudden influx of blue whales off San Francisco

March 31, 2020

NOAA's Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary warns boaters and board sportsters: keep 300 feet distance from whales; asks Bay Area ship traffic to slow down

June 27, 2019

South Farallon Islands Invasive House Mouse Eradication Project

May 4, 2018

Boaters reminded to give distressed gray whales a break, maintain 300-foot buffer zone

Aug 1, 2016

Press Release: NOAA’s Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for three seats on its advisory council. (PDF, 52Kb)

Jul 29, 2016

Press Release: NOAA Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, California State Parks, to investigate historic shipwrecks and archaeological sites from the Sonoma Coast lumber industry (PDF, 52Kb)

Apr 19, 2016

Press Release: NOAA urges pilots, boaters, visitors to avoid stress to wildlife (PDF, 53Kb)
Murre image (JPG, 54Kb)

Dec 29, 2015

Press Release: New NOAA report highlights economic impact of recreation in North Central California national marine sanctuaries

Aug 8, 2015

Press Release: California State Lands Commission and Sanctuary launch the Tomales Bay Mooring Program (PDF, 52 KB)

Jul 9, 2015

Press Release: Sanctuary warns boaters: keep distance from whales; asks San Francisco area ship traffic to slow down (PDF, 20KB)

Jun 24, 2015

Press Release: Sanctuaries request ships to slow down to reduce collisions with endangered whales (PDF, 38 KB)

May 8, 2015

Press Release: Sanctuary volunteer Richard Matzinger honored as “Volunteer of the Year” (PDF, 305 KB) at the 13th Annual NMSF Ocean Awards Gala™.

Sep 16, 2014

Press Release: NOAA team reveals forgotten ghost ships off Golden Gate (PDF, 89KB)

Mar 13, 2013

Media Advisory: Avoid Harbor Seal Pups (PDF,178KB )

Feb 20, 2013

Media Advisory: 3rd Biennial Ocean Climate Summit (PDF, 43 KB)

High Resolution Images: California King Tides Initiative

Additional Websites: Our Coast-Our Future; Ocean Climate Indicators Project; California King Tides Initiative; NOAA Sentinel Site Program; Climate Smart Conservation

Sep 21, 2011

News Release: Bolinas Lagoon Roadway and Restoration Project is Underway (PDF, 96KB)

Apr 14, 2011

Community Announcement: Town Hall Meeting: Status and Future of Restoration Projects for Bolinas Lagoon (PDF, 60KB)

Mar 26, 2011

Facts about Risk, Public Safety & Rescue Skis at Mavericks

Santa Cruz Sentinel Op-Ed

Oct 26, 2010

Press Release: Ocean Climate Center Unveiled (PDF, 64KB)

Sep 29, 2010

Press Release: Farallones SharktoberFest 2010 (PDF, 184KB)

Sep 10, 2010

Press Release: Access Ocean Research Cruises (PDF, 164KB)

Aug 11, 2010

Press Release: Sanctuary Condition Report (PDF, 104KB)

Jun 3, 2010

Press Release: Ocean Climate Impacts Report (PDF, 68KB)

High Resolution Images: Coralline algae, Vermilion rockfish, Salmon boat, CO2 Graph, Coho salmon, Killer whale, Killer whale pod, Pteropod, Sunburst anemone, Endangered Western Snowy Plover

Image Information: Captions and Credits (PDF, 408KB)

Mar 11, 2010

Press Release: Boaters: Watch Out for Whales (PDF, 104 KB)

Feb 22, 2010

Press Release: Avoid Seal Pups on California Beaches (PDF, 108 KB)